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far. megyn: fox news confirming that president obama discussed deescalating this gaza-israeli conflict to in a call to the egyptian president mohammad morsi earlier today. the president making a trip to my far -- makinga trip to myana call to morsi in a an a -- in an attempt to stop the firing. the president trying to do what he can, morsi wants to send his prime minister over to hamas to try to get them to back off, we are told. yet the rockets continue to rain. and now the palestinians today are showing a heartbreaking video of young children having been hit by the israeli defense. so both sides are suffering casualties and trying to fight not just an actual war, but a propaganda one. >> hamas is very, very good at propaganda side. they hide behind human shields. they shoot rockets from playgrounds. they put headquarters bunkers under hospitals. so naturally there are civilian casualties. it's tragic but hamas welcomes that as an effective cool of warfare. they know the hostile to israel global media will eat that up. in the past hamas has faked casualty pictures as well in the 2006
? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight. look at the destruction here. an israeli missile slamming into a residential neighborhood taking out th
for cease-fire talks. hamas demanding an end to israel's military blockade in gaza in order to end the violence. israelis insisting they'll finish the job with a ground offensive if air strikes don't end the conflicts. >>> president obama praising myanmar's rapid political reforms during his historic visit there. the first sitting u.s. president to travel to that country. mr. obama also met with fellow nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest in myanmar. she expressed concern about a, quote, mirage of success in myanmar's reforms. >> and the american music award goes to -- justin bieber! >> that's cool. don't stop believing. justin bieber sweeps the american music awards winning all three categories in which he was nominated including the biggest award of the night, artist of the year. and his mom was on stage. other big winners, taylor swift, carly rae jepsen and mickey minaj. probably one of the oddest performances ever. i give you m.c. hammer gangnam style. ♪ >> that is cool. >> i like it. >> i do, too. >> you know, i was at the madonna
307 incoming rockets from gaza since november 14. according to the israeli military. in march of 2010, the obama administration announced that it would provide $205 million to help israel purchase up to ten iron dome batteries. >> israel is slated to receive three times that amount for the iron dome system over three years to protect its cities. they hope the presence of the strong missile defense system will deter them from striking iran prematurely. >> thank you, jennifer. we will have more on what the israeli citizens are going through in the rocket attacks later in the program. the woman at the center of the david petraeus scandal said she is devastated by the fall-out. friends of paula broadwell, the biographer and mistress. and the investigation continues in the varying attacks told by petraeus, ambassador susan rice and others about the deadly libya terror attack. chief intelligence correspondence looks at the outcry of promotion for rice. >> 97 members of the house republicans oppose the possible nomination of ambassador susan rice for secretary of state. because ambassador ri
, knocked down from the sky. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink tonight. abc's christiane amanpour and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were killed, almost all of them from a single family. this as palestinian militants continue firing rockets into israel, the military says almost 1,000 of them so far. the thick smoke of the israeli air strike in one of the most densely populated places on earth. this is the house that was hit. it has now completely collapsed, and it really is chaos around here. two bulldozers, emergency crews, and really anybody around, digging through the rubble, trying to find anybody who survived. the israeli military was target ing a hamas roc
israel and hamas in gaza. let's bring in our foreign affairs correspondent, jill doherty, she's in washington. jill, exactly what is the obama administration doing right now? >> reporter: well, they're on the phone, wolf. the president is in asia. he is making telephone calls and practically every senior administration person is doing the same thing. president obama calling israel, prime minister netanyahu, and egypt three times to president morsi. and president clinton calling the egyptians three times. i looked at the list, egypt, turkey, qatar, the french, ban ki-moon. and the whole entire is to press any country with any influence on either side but especially with the palestinians with gaza to put the pressure on them to stop the fighting. >> egypt is clearly a key player. they have influence with hamas. what's the u.s. doing in its talks with the egyptian government? >> reporter: again, they're putting as much pressure on them as they can. and there is some pressure because after all, the united states gives egypt about $450 million every year. so here's one expert that
in this conflict between hamas and israel right now. live pictures from gaza city. >>> on to politics now. what a bizarre gift. mitt romney blamed his election loss on gifts. romney suggested that he lost because president obama offered gifts to african-americans, to hispanics, to young voters. gifts like health care, like contraception, and student loans. even republicans pounced on romney. newt gingrich says romney's comment is quote nuts. governor bobby jindal says the remark insulted voters' intelligence. romney's, quote gifts, fallout led to verbal fireworks when i talked earlier with cnn contributors will cain and l.z. granderson. >> when you look at mitt romney's comments, first of all, you can say it's not very sportsmanlike. you just lost and now you're saying all the reasons that you lost -- >> drinking the hateraid, that's what it is. >> right, right. however, though, i say this as well, what mitt romney had to say wasn't inaccurate. it wasn't politically advantageous but the democratic party has been -- >> wait, wait, wait, wait. >> did you just say it wasn't inaccurate? >> it wasn'
against burma's military dictatorship. but the violence in the middle east has also demanded mr. obama's attention. jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: it was in thailand the president gave his first public remarks on the violence in israel and gaza standing by israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: and he put the onus on hamas to make peace possible. >> it starts with no more missiles being fired into israel's territory. >> reporter: but that's not the focus of this trip. less than two weeks after his re-election, he jetted halfway around the world to southeast asia. president obama says -- >> this is no accident. >> reporter: the trip is meant to strengthen trade and security alliances and counter balance china's growing influence. the dramatic highlight? a visit to myanmar, a country long under military rule. now undergoing a democratic transition. in a speech encouraging the nation's reforms, he used
clinton in. he should be the mediator in this latest conflict. would israel or gaza welcome bill clinton? >> reporter: i've been saying that, actually, myself. i wrote a blog post on our "situation room" blog post months ago saying after george mitchell, the obama administration's special envoy for israeli/palestinian peace negotiations, after he ended his tour without any success at all. that's been more than a year ago. maybe a year and a half or so ago. i said they need -- really, they need someone who's got clout with the israelis. who's got clout with the palestinians in the arab world. i thought bill clinton, especially with his wife leaving as secretary of state, maybe that would be a good assignment for him. he's taken on other assignments like haiti relief, for example, the tsunami. i know he got -- the final months of his presidency to a deal between the israelis and the palestinians. i think mccain may be on to something. i don't know if bill clinton would want to do it. i've asked him that question in an interview i did with him a few months back. he didn't say no. he didn't
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